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Scene + Heard Presents
Industry Panel + Networking

Artist Support Series

A unique opportunity to meet with the best in the industry

 

Tue 25 Feb, Wed 26 Feb, Thu 27 Feb
3:30pm
banquet Hall

Tue 25 Feb: How to submit your work to Venues + Festivals
With Axis Ballymun, The Abbey, The Civic, Draíocht, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, The Everyman Theatre, First Fortnight, The Gate Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Mermaid Arts Centre, Smock Alley Theatre, TownHall Theatre

Wed 26 Feb: Find out about resources for Artists
With Theatre Forum Ireland, The Ark, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Irish Theatre Institute, GapDay, Lian Bell, Culture Ireland, The Arts Council + Dublin City Council

Thu 27 Feb : Speed Date a Dramaturg with Dramaturgs Network Ireland
Every wondered what a dramaturg could do for you? Or thought to yourself which type of dramaturg would ‘get’ me and my writing? Then come have a 15 minute chat with each of us, all in one afternoon! Several dramaturgs will be there on the day including Dr. Tanya Dean (Technological University Dublin), Eoghan Carrick (Associate Director, Corn Exchange), Dr. Louise Stephens (Dramaturg, the Abbey Theatre/ Amharclann Na Mainistreach), Michelle Read (playwright & Dublin Improv founder), Emily Dedakis (Accidental Collective), Rebecca Mairs (Lyric Theatre New Playwrights Program), Pamela McQueen (Dramaturg Mentor with Stewart Parker Trust, Arts Disability Ireland, Creative Ireland & DLR Arts Office)

Running Time : 150 mins

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THEATRE

Skinny Omalia

Experimental sitcom reading

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


An experimental sitcom reading by comedian, writer and cyberpsychologist James Moran. Featuring characters drawn from the online comment sections and social media. If the internet is our collective unconscious, what would its favourite sitcom look like?

Written + Performed by: James Moran
Produced by: Matthew Tallon
Image by: Emily O’Callaghan

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

DOLL

She leaves at the end

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House premiered 141 years ago. As we continue to re-stage the same issues, are we progressing past or simply perpetuating the problems Ibsen originally dramatised?

Devised by: Rua Barron, Luke Dalton, Cian Malin, Dominic O’Brien, Hannah Power
Directed by: Dominic O’Brien
Costume Design by: Iseult Deane
Stage + Production Management by: Sophie Coote
Produced by: Jack Farrell

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

It’s Always the Quiet Ones

Only the good die young!

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


What would you do to save the one you love? In a brightly lit cottage on a dark stormy night; three strangers make a decision to change their lives forever.

Written by: Niall Carmody
Directed by: Daragh Goan
Produced by: Vicky Moonan
CAST: Eleanor O’Brien, Áine Ní Laoghaire, Mark Griffin

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Communion, Confessions, Millenial Transgressions: The Workout

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

Suzanne let her village down. Ciara traded in her altar gown for a big city job and nights out on the town. The flocks find them at fault. Do we?

Written by: Niamh Ryan
Produced by: Niamh Ní Fhlatharta
Graphic Design by: Dara Denise O’Donnell
Design by: Marie Hegarty

Running Time : 25 mins

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PHYSICAL THEATRE

Grotesque Bodies

Life as a Carnival. A Grotesque One.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
7.45PM
Main Space

 


Step into the anarchic world of playful abandon. Grotesque Bodies is a topsy-turvy mirror, full of colour, distortion, rhythm, cruelty and ritual. Are you on the right side of the glass?
For 16+

Directed by: Liza Cox
Produced by: Elissavet Chatzinota
Costume Design by: Alex Herring
Image by: Therese Rafter

Running Time : 25 mins

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THEATRE

YARA

A tale of courage & chicken fillet rolls

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
7.45PM
Main Space

 


An Arab teenager in Ireland navigates life, the craic, new love, traditional family, peer pressure, Irish stew, and an unwelcome visitor from her past.

“You may be done with the past but the past may not be done with you.”

Written + Performed by: Suzie Seweify
Director: Bryan Burroughs
Producer: Connor Dudley-Fergus

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Kingdom Of The Mad

Three famous poets. One psych ward.

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Where is the line between genius and madness? This play imagines the famous poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Robert Lowell sharing the same ward of a psychiatric hospital.

Written + Directed by: Derek Flynn
CAST: Abi McCormick, Ciara O’ Connor, Derek Flynn

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

Shrouded

Of the dead, speak no ill.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Shrouded;
*to veil under another appearance
*to dress for burial

It’s 2am. Rebecca’s gone. And the vodka is open. Jo and Fiona are swapping stories. And the dead stay silent.

Written by: Jennifer Laverty
Directed by: Colm O’Brien
Produced by: Eoghan Ryder
CAST: Jennifer Laverty & Nessa Matthews

Running Time : 25 mins

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FOOD + COMEDY

Comedy, Craft Beer + Wings Wednesdays

Sniggers … and SAUCE! #spiceupyourlife

 

Wed 26 Feb @ 8:15pm
Banquet Hall

 


Hot n’spicy WINGS with blue cheesy trimmings
OR
sweet and sticky sesame WINGS with craft beer followed by the freshest of Comedy.
Be rude not to.

Culinary Delights by: Chef Clune

Comedy provided by BLOCK 57: WIRED | Watching Paint Dry

WIRED : Two aerial artists compete for top spot!
Young Phoenix’s career in the circus is taking flight while Olympia is on her way out. It’s tight at the top but might there be space for two? Let the audience decide…

Watching Paint Dry: Does what it says on the tin.
“Oh so you’ll have the 14 days in Tenerife rather than the 10? Lovely to have the extra few days.”
“So you’ll have to change the dentist appointment to the Tuesday instead is it?”
“And would you wear the jacket now for such a short walk?”

Running Time : 120 mins

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AERIAL / THEATRE

WIRED

Two aerial artists compete for top spot!

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


Young Phoenix’s career in the circus is taking flight while Olympia is on her way out. It’s tight at the top but might there be space for two? Let the audience decide…

Written by: Olivia Morahan
Directed by: Yvonne Ussher
Produced by: Yvonne Ussher + Olivia Morahan
Cast: Cara Christie
Set Design by: Jenny Owens
Sound Design by: Sam Hardiman
Costume Design by: Yvonne Kelly
Dramaturg by: Siobhán Mannion
Aerial Consultant: Ria Murphy
Special thanks to Taking Flight
Imagery by: Martin Dunne

Running Time : 25 mins

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SKETCH COMEDY

Watching Paint Dry

Does what it says on the tin.

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


“Oh so you’ll have the 14 days in Tenerife rather than the 10? Lovely to have the extra few days.”
“So you’ll have to change the dentist appointment to the Tuesday instead is it?”
“And would you wear the jacket now for such a short walk?”

Written + Performed by: MEELAGOOLA – Amy Kellett, Laura Prendergast + Sorcha Dawson
Produced by: Gill Chapman

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE
It’s More Like Train Tracks Than a Sandbox

One life. One death.

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A young man wanders Dublin alone. He’s drunk, and he has nowhere to be. All he wants to do is stop thinking about his own death. But he knows it intimately.

Written + Performed by: Tom Jordan
Directed by: Aaron Finnegan
Costume by: Anna McLoughlin
Design by: Conor Kelly
Sound by: Andrew Dunne

Running Time : 25 mins

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THEATRE

The Only Way

The only way I knew how

 

Tue 25 + Wed 26 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


A story about how one woman’s choice left another with none. Based on true events.

Written + Performed by: Fiona Coughlan + Hannah Carnegie
Produced by: Yvonne Ussher
Photography by: Michael Mullen

Running Time : 25 mins

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MUSIC

Here Now Know

Poetry and Sound Design

 

Thu 27 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Poet Stephen James Smith and Composer Gareth Quinn Redmond present their latest works in progress, blending instrumental pieces, poems and prose.

Written + Performed by: Gareth Quinn Redmond + Stephen James Smith

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

MILKED

Love and sacrifice – a post birth story

 

Thu 27 Feb
6:30pm + 9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Who am I? Where did I go? Am I lost forever? A woman post birth struggles with the complexity of her emotions, loss of identity and the physical pain of breastfeeding.

Warning: contains descriptions of childbirth and breastfeeding

Written + Performed by: Helen McGrath
Directed by: Martha Fitzgerald
Produced by: Elaine Carroll
Image by: Carmen Dorothee
Set Design by: Erin Barclay

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE
Humans Discuss Being – live podcast

Eve Darcy and a fellow human discuss being

Thu 27 Feb
6:30pm + 9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Comedian Eve Darcy and a human guest meet to play Twister, have a mock date and discuss being human, living this life, the sorrows and joys of the journey and what makes us happy!

Host: Eve Darcy + Special Guest!

Running Time : 40 mins

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THEATRE

A Professor’s and Personal Trainer’s Private Apocalypse

A raucous roadtrip brings galactic consequences

 

Thu 27 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


Best friends Professor Dietrich Von Doink, and Marcel “The Muscle” Adonis, go on vacation through the USA, causing an STI-fueled zombie outbreak and the possible death of the entire universe….

Written + Directed by: Conor Duffy
Lighting Design by: Conor Burnell
CAST: Jordan Begley, Carla Burke, Luke Collins, Gavan O’Connor Duffy, Rachel Walshe

Running Time : 60 mins

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MUSIC

Jack takes a Noise for a Walk

Where is the line between the line between noise and music

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


Jack came by Dublin some moons ago via Sligo, Galway + Saturn (slight return). He has a background in electronics, composition and holds an MPhil in Music + Media Technology from TCD. He plays several instruments and can even write music with dots and everything. This evening he may use some of these skills, but more than likely won’t. Jack likes treading carefully on the line between noise and music- at some point a song might even break out, who knows? He likes barbecued halloumi, and words like ‘fricative’

Written + Performed by: Jack Cawley

Running Time : 25 mins

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STAND-UP COMEDY

Overnight Failure

Achieving this little took a lifetime

 

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
8pm
Boys’ School

 


One day you’re writing a sitcom for Comedy Central USA, the next you’re cutting your own hair. In his stand-up special, Brian suddenly finds himself middle-aged after decades of screw-ups.

Written + Performed by: Brian Cheatle
Produced by: Caroline Swords

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

The Storm

A comedy to blow your socks off!

 

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


As a storm approaches two men, a woman and a horse shelter in the local church for the night but it’s the storm inside which threatens to do the most damage.

Warning: `this performance contains flashing lights and loud noises.

Written by: Claire Millane
Directed by: Mark O’Reilly
CAST: Brendan Farrell, Claire Millane, Aidan O’Sullivan
Produced by: Cathal Feeney
Photography + Costumes by: Silvana Benedetto

Running Time : 20 mins

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IMPROV

Histrionix

A true tale told by idiots

 

Thu 27 + Fri 28 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


An improvised comedy show where a historian tells a lesser-known story from history which is re-enacted by improvisers who don’t know the story and don’t know what they’re talking about.

Improvisers: Luke Benson, Mark Cantan, Richie Earley, Aoife Moore, Kelly Shatter

Running Time : 40 mins

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MUSIC + DANCE

Nostalgia

Flamenco music + dance in a dialogue with contemporary dance + uilleann pipes

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
6:15pm
Main Space

 


Nostalgia is a tale of survival, of what makes us human, told through the language of Flamenco and dance. Evoked by Federico Garcia Lorca’s poetic language, through the female characters in The House of Bernarda Alba (1945) and Yerma (1934), interlaced with music from Lorca’s collected popular songs Canciones Populares Antiguas (1922), Flamenco music and Uilleann Pipes

Directed + Choreographed by: Lola Ros Gordon

Cast + Musicians:
Ana Belen Lopez Rodriguez (Flamenco Dancer)
Dave Fadden (Uilleann Pipes)
John Walsh (Flamenco Guitarrist)
Joyce Richardson (Flamenco Dancer)
Laura Tato (Flamenco Dancer)
Pache (Contemporary Dancer)
Rebeca Sanchez (Flamenco Singer)
Zoltan Laszlo (Hungarian Zither)

Running Time : 50 mins

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LIVE ART

Art Against The Odds

You don’t do it for the money

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


Join us for a night of live art exploring what it means to survive as an artist in Dublin today. 4D Space is a curatorial collective focused on promoting performance and live art in Ireland.

Curated by: Áine O’Hara
Produced by Marisa Conroy
Artist assistant: Sarah Richardson
4D Space is Áine O’Hara & Tara Carroll

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Show Me Your Wallets

The future’s not great. Send money.

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
6:30pm
Boys’ School

 


An underground religion worshipping capitalism in climate-crisis tomorrow. Money! Paying water charges!! Giant insects enslave everyone!?
A comedy about interrupting apathy towards climate crisis and its irrefutable link with capitalism.

Written by: James Ireland
With thanks to The Pluralist Magazine, Attention Anthology and RCA Writing.

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE
KATS : The Green Room Musical

Whiskers lost. Paws wiped. Dreams destroyed.

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


What do a Rose of Tralee, PLC in childcare, and a lady with severe OCD have in common? A green room of Graham’s mam’s theatre in Tralee.

A devised piece.
Directed by: Eoghan Collins
CAST: Aoife Martyn, Gemma Kane, Sadhbh Mc Loughlin, Kieran Roche

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

BAD GHOST

Putting the “Unfinished” back in “Business”

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
7.45pm
Main Space

 


With his company in peril, a 9-to-5 spirit medium needs to prove his worth solving those horrible murders by channeling a ghost. Hope it’s not a bad one! OH WAIT

Written + Performed by: Jimmy Kavanagh, Robbie Doyle, Sam Killian
Also starring: Ciara Berkeley, Ellen Finnerty, Eoin Potts, Mazzy Ronaldson
Director: Amelia McConville

Running Time : 30 mins

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THEATRE

Floozie

…in the jacuzzi

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


“Do you ever feel like Dublin’s a massive party that we’re all invited to? Yeah, me neither.”
The story of Dublin’s most notorious lady.

Written by: CN Smith
Directed by: Michelle Henry
CAST: Bronwen Barrett
Produced by: Martha Knight
Light Design + Stage Management by: Shannon Cowan
Sound Design by: Conrad JB
Assistant Director: Jenny Oleinik
Dramaturgy: Megan Thompson

Running Time : 20 mins

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THEATRE

STJÄLKAR

A relentless hunt for answers

 

Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb
9:30pm
Boys’ School

 


It’s 2017. Civil servant John Chesterton thinks he’s got life dotted, crossed and filed alphabetically, but he’s about to discover that not everything can be solved with exceptional administrative skills.

Written + Performed by: Dylan Tonge Jones + Jack Murphy
Directed by: Daniel Monaghan
Produced by: Emily Fox
Dramaturg:y by Stephanie Dufresne
Music by: Dylan Tonge Jones

Running Time : 40 mins

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THEATRE

Shamrock Hill

I’m still me, no matter what

 

Sat 29 Feb
1pm
Main Space

 


A piece of theatre exploring one man’s psychosis through the expression of movement and stylised theatrical performances to empower the words of those marginalised and stigmatised by mental health.

Written by: Colette Wrafter
Directed by: KathyAnn Murphy
Produced by: Sean Roper Nolan

Cast – Joe O’Neill, David Roper Nolan, Kolm Cearns, Scott Leeson, Andrew Cuzack and Conor Christian

Running Time : 60 mins

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THEATRE

The Middle Of Somewhere

This is her last night here

Sat 29 Feb
3pm + 8pm
Boys’ School

 


How does somebody accept that they simply don’t know? A Mother tries to answer the biggest question of her lifetime. Why? How? Where?…and who!

Written + Directed by: Ronan Dempsey
Produced by: Nicole Mersey
Music by: Martin Corcoran
Set Design by: Rachel Stout
Stage Management by: Rachel Stout
Sound Design by: Gavin Hennessy
Videography by: Tom Maher

Running Time : 35 mins

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THEATRE
The Actor and the Über-Marionette

The boy who designed his own shadow

Sat 29 Feb
3pm + 8pm
Boys’ School

 


The ‘Über-Marionette’ was Edward Gordon Craig’s dream of the actor without weakness. But can we divide the artist from the art? A biographical sketch of one the 20th Century’s most controversial theatre directors.

Written + Directed by: Chris Moran
Set Design by: Rodolfo Villalobos
Puppetry by: Josh Roxby
Lighting Design by: Fenna Von Hirschheydt
Produced by: Vincent Moran (Wilde Shamrock Touring Theatre)
Presented with the kind support of the Edward Gordon Craig Estate

Running Time : 25 mins

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REHEARSED READING

The Absolute State

True stories. Word for word.

 

Sat 29 Feb
4pm
Main Space

 


Forty-five young people living in Ireland between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two were interviewed on the topic of their relationship with alcohol. This is what they had to say…

Written + Directed by: Luke Shanahan
CAST: Darragh Lawlor, Emma Moloney, Georgia Clarkson Kelly, Oisin O’Donoghue

Running Time : 60 mins

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MUSIC

Two Weeks

The mind’s music, real and imagined.

 

Sat 29 Feb
5pm
Boys’ School

 


Falling in and out of dreams from a hospital bed, the boundary point of the real and imagined begins to blur. Featuring new music composed for violin, viola & electronics.

Written + Performed by : Ultan O’Brien
Produced by : Emma Áine O’Leary
Image by: Alex Foster

Running Time : 55 mins

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DECADENT COCKTAILS + DELIGHTS

This Never Happened

You’ve got an extra day! SPLURGE!

 

Sat 29 Feb
7pm + 8:30pm
Banquet Hall

 


A chance of a lifetime to SPLURGE! (well, once ever four years anyway).
On this special LEAP DAY nothing counts so let loose with our delicious delectable delicacies. First up get the soakage in – a bucket of Dirty Nachos.

Then choose your poision – Black Forest Gâteaux Martini – Encore Une Fois

Smocktails + Decadent Delights by: Chef Clune

Running Time : 60 mins

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IMPROV

PLAYBACK Comedy

We play back your stories

 

Sat 29 Feb
9:15pm
Main Space

 


PLAYBACK is a form of improv that replays your stories before your eyes. For audiences who love “Whose Line is it anyway?”.

Performers : Ailish McCarthy, Amy Walsh, Felix O’Connor, Gillian Fitzgerald, Jack McKenna, Seamus Stackpoole

Running Time : 60 mins